Session Title

Join the Revolution: Reconceptualizing Textbooks and Educational Resources

Presenter Information

Kristina De Voe, Temple University

Description

“Do you have my textbook?” is perhaps the most asked question at every academic library reference desk during the first weeks in a semester as students scramble to find cost-effective editions of textbooks. The presenter will highlight successful programs in which alternative textbooks have been introduced and implemented, reducing student textbook expenses while increasing student engagement. Open educational resources (OER) as well as suggestions for how libraries can engage faculty and campuses to support OER will also be discussed.

Start Date

21-3-2013 10:30 AM

End Date

21-3-2013 11:30 AM

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Join the Revolution: Reconceptualizing Textbooks and Educational Resources

“Do you have my textbook?” is perhaps the most asked question at every academic library reference desk during the first weeks in a semester as students scramble to find cost-effective editions of textbooks. The presenter will highlight successful programs in which alternative textbooks have been introduced and implemented, reducing student textbook expenses while increasing student engagement. Open educational resources (OER) as well as suggestions for how libraries can engage faculty and campuses to support OER will also be discussed.